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The Final Nail in Malachi Martin’s Coffin

October 16, 2012
For the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council.

We recently documented that Malachi Martin wrote the book, The Pilgrim under the pseudonym Michael Serafian.

The book, The Encounter by Malachi Martin reveals that he also wrote The Pilgrim under the pseudonym Michael Serafian (click image to enlarge, see upper left)

According to the biography of Rabbi Abraham Heschel, Spiritual Radical (pp.253-254), Rabbi Heschel, with the AJC, arranged for Malachi Martin’s book, The Pilgrim to be published as a political tactic in hopes that it would influence deliberation on the draft for Nostra Aetate which had met setbacks at the close of the second session of the Second Vatican Council.  

The Pilgrim was published in May of 1964, between the second and third sessions of the council. As we will see below the book was calculated to impart to Catholics the message “You are Nazis,” and that Christianity ‘paved the road to Auschwitz’ and is therefore in need of radical reform. We previously documented Rabbi Heschel’s candid admission that he intended to attack Christian souls by such ‘dialogue.’ It will probably be news to most traditional Catholics that their prophet Malachi Martin was Rabbi Heschel’s comrade in this attack.

The Pilgrim was flanked by similar editorials, articles and interviews published in the New York Times, Time magazine and elsewhere. One article published October 1964 in The Jewish World quoted an unnamed Vatican source invoking extermination language saying “the Most Holy Father still has not made up his mind on the Jewish issue at this time, the final solution is still to come.”

Those familiar with Malachi Martin may recall his admission to Ben L. Kaufman of the Cincinnati Inquirer that during the Second Vatican Council he “enjoyed” making Cardinals who didn’t go along with the Nostra Aetate agenda sweat by “shaking long-closeted skeletons” at them (“Jesus Now Author Not A Swashbuckler,” Ben L. Kaufman, The Cincinnati Enquirer, December 22, 1973). Traditionalists have typically interpreted this to mean that Martin dug up dirt on prelates of a personally sinful nature.

I submit that at the dawning of the “post-Auschwitz” dispensation there was no ‘skeleton’ more terrifying than accusations of ‘anti-Semitism.’

With that thought in mind, consider some ‘skeleton shaking’ from Malachi Martin’s writing in, The Pilgrim:

There is yet another tension which is ominous for Christianity because its roots not only go back to the very origins of Christianity, but involve the historical act of Jesus Christ by which Christianity came into being as a principle. The tension is that between Jew and Christian, the historical act is the sacrifice and death of Jesus himself. The manifestation of this tension on the part of Christians is generally called anti-semitism or Hebraeophobia …

… if we listen to the chorus of the ages, we find a strangely consistent note of disapproval, sometimes of hate, and always of unmitigated condemnation for the Jew, as such, echoing down the corridors of time and blending with latter day sentiments which can be recognized as nothing else but rank anti-Semitism. And these ancient voices are not merely those of secular or freelance thinkers: they are no less than the Fathers of the Church, an Irenaeus, a Tertullian, a John Chrysostom, an Augustine, as well as Aquinas, modern theologians and ancient exegetes, an Origen, Grotius, a Müller.

Somehow or other, the stream of this perennial Christian bias grates on our modern ears, and yet there is hardly any Christian or Catholic who cannot, in spite of himself, hear some echo in his own sentiments. 

… It  is true that we can set down a list of statements by popes theologians, saints, writers, to show that the extremer forms of anti-Semitism … are not admissable. But none ever asserted the religious rights of Judaism in itself, nor declared that Judaism was a valid moral outlook, nor has any theologian or theological school courageously re-examined the millennial attitude of Christians and Catholics to the Jews. (Malachi Martin aka. “Michael Serafian,” The Pilgrim, pp.44-46)

Martin then goes on to re-examine Christianity himself, finding fault in the “radically changed outlook” of St. John’s Gospel which he finds at variance with Sts. Peter and Paul (who themselves are not without blame, according to Martin). By the time we reach page 49, Martin is weaving Christianity into a tapestry with Nazi ‘extermination’ camps:

From the 6th century onwards, we find that anti-Semitism is an integral part of Christianity. And down to our own day, it has taken various forms. It may assume the form of an accepted radicalism with sociological overtones, in business, in social life, at the club, on the beach: one does not marry into Jewish circles or consort with Jews, for they are a different race with different customs and differing mentality. It may take the form of mere isolationism: the Jew is somebody apart, somebody irrevocably separate from the truth. Here there is an instant refusal to treat them like others, a blind feeling that this person, the Jew, is marked out by divine decision as untouchable. It may, though, take on a more mobile form: the Jews are to be reckoned with as active enemies of the Faith, and therefore they must be restricted, watched warily. It may, finally, go further and translate such feelings into action: the Jews must be expelled, must be warned, must be punished, must be dispossessed, must be liquidated.

In these extremest forms, we meet some phantasmagoric developments: the Protocols of Sion, The Nazi Final Solution, the massacres by their Catholic Majesties of Spain, the so-called Judeo-Communist world plot against Christianity, and the unholy alliance between the Grand Lodge and the Synagogue to subvert Christian principles. In whatever form or shade or colouring we meet this anti-Semitism, its peculiarly Christian characteristic is clear.

…  Between the burning and plundering of all Jewish synagogues in Mesopotamia in 388 A.D. on the order of the Bishop of Callinicum and the destruction and desecration of all synagogues under the recent Nazi regime, we cannot but see a relationship of origin. And no one conscious of what has made modern Europe can deny that the pyres and the crematoria, the mephitic smoke and stench of the extermination camps in Nazi Germany, were, if not the logical conclusion, at least one extremist consequence of the normal Christian attitude to the Jews. Here we see Christianity standing at the thin edge of self-destruction due to this admitted tension, moving to what Laurence Dobie has called aptly the anus mundi [i.e. anus of the world], the ultimate in excretion of the badness which Christianity never undertook to extirpate. (Malachi Martin aka. “Michael Serafian,” The Pilgrim, pp.49-52)

As we can see from Malachi Martin’s own words, he was not merely a womanizer, liberal, spy, and con-man, but one of the most treacherous figures in the entire history of the Church, a hater of Christians and Christianity at its very core and an active destroyer of both. He was a partner of Rabbi Heschel and the AJC in attacking Christianity and Christians’ souls, invoking Nazi exterminationist imagery in the international press to instill guilt and embarrassment to shape the outcome of a Church council.

Martin worked with Rabbi Heschel and the AJC towards the outlandish and hypocritical goal of promulgation of a Church document which would denounce Christian pressuring of Judaic conversion while themselves employing the unbearable pressure of outrageous ‘anti-Semitism’ accusations and Nazi exterminationist comparisons amplified by the international establishment press. They schemed for a condemnation of the charge of Deicide by leveling the charge of Judeocide.

While Heschel and Martin were unsuccessful in achieving the full extent of their ambitions, they did set in course the technique and operation of the ‘Holocaust’ guilt chambers within the Church which largely accounts for the miserable state of affairs we find ourselves in today.

A Church that apologizes for its teachings and kneels at a counterfeit ‘Holocaust’ is fit to be trampled upon.

Will traditionalists finally bid good riddance to the bad rubbish of Malachi Martin and come to a proper understanding of what assails them?

Also see:

More on the AJC’s Nostra Aetate Errand Boy, Con-Man, Malachi Martin

More Documentation on AJC Agent, Malachi Martin

Why traffic in storybook depictions?

"From Enemy to Brother"

October 15, 2012
For the 50th anniversary of the opening of that monument of subversion, the Second Vatican Council, I recommend readers access the book by John Connelly titled, From Enemy to Brother, not for its thesis or analysis but for the data it collects.

A few problems worth mentioning: Judaic ‘convert’ Gregory Baum’s proclamation at a B’nai B’rith conference that Christians rather than Jews should be converted, was avoided; the crucial role of the descendant of Sephardic bankers, Malachi Martin is entirely erased from Mr. Connelly’s record.

These blanks are likely due to the problems certain facts cause to the book’s thesis which the data is  couched within: essentially, prior to Vatican II, Catholics were so blindly channeled within traditions of ‘Jew’ hate that it was only by the ‘heroic’ efforts of Judaic ‘converts to Catholicism’ that ‘necessary changes’ could have happened.

Elsewhere, we’ve documented how Vatican II player, Rabbi Abraham Heschel explained that he attacked Christians’ souls through dialogue by imparting to them the message, “You are Nazis” without stating it explicitly (another glaring omission from Connelly’s book). Mr. Connelly’s thesis is an extension of this attack and the only possible framework within which the data would be allowed to be published today.

Without the commentary and thesis and with a few missing points of data filled in, From Enemy to Brother would better support my thesis than Mr. Connelly’s. By now, I believe it’s safe to assume that astute readers will have long ago tired of the end-justifies-the-means Purimspiel hasbara, “the poor ‘Jews’ had to _____ (in this case, subvert a Church council) because they were threatened with annihilation otherwise.”

A minor quibble, Mr. Connelly’s title, ... Enemy to Brother is anachronistic. The updated appellation for ‘The Jews’ as per Pope Benedict XVI, is Fathers in the Faith. Perhaps, “From Enemy to Father” would have been a more difficult sell.

From Enemy to Brother is important for the data it collects, but not as important or forthright as Spiritual Radical, (by Edward Kaplan), This likely is due to the respective audiences the books are intended for.

Rabbi Papal Knight David Rosen Honored at Boston Neocatechumenal Way Seminary Event

June 29, 2012

After the rabbi spoke, the seminarians of Redemptoris Mater sang “Shema Israel,” a song based on one of the most important [rabbinic] prayers [which in rabbinic Judaism denotes rejection of Christianity in general and the doctrines of the Trinity and Divinity of Christ in particular].

Rabbi David Rosen, International Director of Interreligious Affairs of the American Jewish Committee, addresses guests at the 3rd annual Redemptoris Mater Seminary Gala, held the Four Points Sheraton in Norwood June 24

NORWOOD — The work of bringing Catholics and Jews together remains incomplete but is progressing, according to Rabbi David Rosen, guest of honor at the Third Annual Gala Dinner supporting the Redemptoris Mater Archdiocesan Missionary Seminary of Boston on June 24.

Boston’s Redemptoris Mater Seminary was erected by Cardinal O’Malley is 2006. The vocations of the Redemptoris Mater arise from the Neocatechumenal Way …

Rabbi Rosen is the International Director of Interreligious Affairs of the American Jewish Committee and Director of its Heilbrunn Institute for International Interreligious Understanding. He is also the former Chief Rabbi of Ireland [and former leader of the Orthodox Judaic community of apartheid South Africa].

He is a past chairman of the International Jewish Committee on Interreligious Consultations and is also Honorary Advisor on Interfaith Relations to the Chief Rabbinate of Israel. He serves on its Commission for Interreligious Dialogue, and represents the Chief Rabbinate on the Council of Religious Institutions of the Holy Land …

In November 2005 he was made a papal Knight Commander of the Order of St Gregory the Great for his contribution to promoting Catholic-Jewish reconciliation.

“In Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to the synagogue in Rome, and in his visit to the Holy Land, in showing respect to Israel’s highest elected officials as well as its religious representatives, Benedict has in fact internalized the structure or the form of these events into the very body of the institution of the papacy itself, and therefore has in fact taken John Paul’s [Judeo-Catholic] initiative to another level,” Rabbi Rosen said. He also pointed to unique opportunities to forward Jewish-Catholic reconciliation in the historical and social context of the United States …

But he said the traditions must be continued for younger generations.

“It is here that the role of educational and formation structures is so important, and where the work of the movements — in particular the Neocatechumenal Way — has become so critical,” he said.

The rabbi stressed the importance of the work of the movements and people that embraced “Nostra Aetate” beyond the importance of the declaration itself.

“As one of the most powerful of these Catholic movements, especially in the Spanish-speaking world, but indeed across the globe, the profound commitment of the Neocatechumenal Way to ensuring that the pathway of ‘Nostra Aetate’ becomes the highway of the Church is of inestimable importance,” Rabbi Rosen said.

After the rabbi spoke, the seminarians of Redemptoris Mater sang “Shema Israel,” a song based on one of the most important [rabbinic] prayers [which in rabbinic Judaism denotes rejection of Christianity in general and the doctrines of the Trinity and Divinity of Christ in particular], to honor the speaker and the message [that being David Rosen’s stated mission to change what Christians believe about the Pharisees who Jesus Christ called called “hypocrites; like whited sepulchers filled with dead men’s bones and all uncleaness” whose doctrines we should beware of] …(

Full article:

http://www.thebostonpilot.com/article2.asp?ID=14847

Also see:

Proud Pharisee of the ‘American’ ‘Jewish’ Committee Expects Catholic Submission to AJC Doctrine

The Pope’s Guest Pharisee Lies to Synod

Papal Rabbi-Knight David Rosen Wants to Change What Christians Believe About the Pharisees

Pope Benedict’s ‘Noahide Law’ Commission Mocks Victims of Talmudic Economics

Neocatechumenal Way Presents Holocaustian Symphony of Homage to Talmudic “Fathers in the Faith”

Pope: ‘Still a great deal to be done to increase Judeo-Catholic relations’

May 11, 2012
The Pope and his fathers in the Talmudic faith (see: Light of the World, p.82) are just getting started. Apparently, it’s not enough that a Catholic receives a media lynching and expulsion from ‘Catholic’ South America for the new cardinal sin of ‘Holocaust’ denial and that South American priests learn ‘Noahide’ theology from Rabbi Riskin of the Chabad Lubavitch sect of master-race Judaism.

Vatican City, 10 May 2012 (VIS) – This morning in the Vatican Benedict XVI welcomed a delegation from the Latin American Jewish Congress, “the first group representing Jewish organisations and communities in Latin America which I have met here in the Vatican”, the Pope said. He went on to recall that “dynamic Jewish communities exist throughout Latin America, especially in Argentina and Brazil, living alongside a large Catholic majority. Beginning with the years of Vatican Council II relations between Jews and Catholics have become stronger, also in your own region, and various initiatives are afoot to make our mutual friendship deeper”.
The Holy Father reaffirmed that the Vatican Council II Declaration “Nostra aetate” continues “to be the basis and the guide for our efforts towards promoting greater understanding, respect and cooperation between our communities. The Declaration not only took up a clear position against all forms anti-Semitism, but also laid the foundations for a new theological evaluation of the Church’s relationship with Judaism, expressing the confidence that an appreciation of the spiritual heritage that Jews and Christians share will lead to increasing understanding and esteem”.
“In considering the progress made in the last fifty years of Jewish-Catholic relations throughout the world, we cannot but give thanks to the Almighty for this evident sign of His goodness and providence. Thanks to the increase of trust, respect and goodwill, groups whose relations were originally characterised by a certain lack of trust, have little by little become faithful partners and friends, even good friends, capable of facing crises together and overcoming conflicts in a positive manner. Of course there is still a great deal to be done to shake off the burdens of the past, to foment better relations between our communities and to respond to the increasing challenges believers have to face in the modern world. Nonetheless, the fact that we are jointly committed to a path of dialogue, reconciliation and cooperation is a reason for thanksgiving”.
“In a world increasingly threatened by the loss of spiritual and moral values – the values that can guarantee respect for human dignity and lasting peace – sincere and respectful dialogue among religions and cultures is crucial for the future of our human family. I hope that your visit today will be a source of encouragement and renewed trust when we come to face the challenge of forming stronger ties of friendship and collaboration, and of bearing prophetic witness to the power of God’s truth, justice and love, for the good of all humanity”, the Holy Father concluded.

Also see:

Mandatory ‘Holocaust’ ‘Education’ in Brazil

Vatican ‘Jew’ Enforces Vatican II

May 4, 2012
This should be read in tandem with: Opus Pharisaei

“One must take this occasion to express the deep hope that leniency will be denied” to anyone who does not accept the [Second Vatican] council’s teaching and “that there will be no being content with fake, quasi-adhesions accompanied by evident verbal and mental reservations to the teaching of the Second Vatican Council in general and to ‘Nostra Aetate’ in particular.”

Last year we noted that the Israeli tribalist Fr. David Jaeger was installed as a prelate auditor of the Roman Rota, the highest court of the Catholic Church. We noted Jaeger’s candid admission that at the Vatican court he would be as loyal to the people of Counterfeit Israel and the nation of Counterfeit Israel as any other Israeli working for a supranational body, mentioning the interesting example of Israelis working at the International Monetary Fund as a reference as to how his tribal loyalty would manifest itself as he works at the Vatican’s highest court. We appreciate the candor because it reveals the farce of the court historian portrayal of the court ‘Jew’ as a turncoat and lays bare the previously well hidden reality.

Jaeger was a key figure in the Vatican’s official recognition of Counterfeit Israel of 1993, a typically raw deal where the gangster state was afforded undeserved credibility by the venerable 2000 year-old Church institution and Catholics got nothing except spat upon. This can only last so long, however. Whatever residual credibility the Vatican may be coasting on presently that was not lost in the pedophilia scandal is being squandered entirely in the massive Zionist vortex of consumption.

Jaeger’s suggestion that without Vatican II and Nostra Aetate ‘The Jews’ are in danger of annihilation by violent mobs of ‘non-Jews’ fueled by Christian theological hatred of ‘Jews’ is itself a form of hatred of the historical Church and the Christian people; a blood libel. Always the double standard. And Jaeger’s appeals to victimhood as he sits at the head of the Vatican’s highest court inciting an inquisition against Catholics strains chutzpah beyond most previous wild examples.

Jeager’s work, like that of the misnamed ‘Opus Dei,’ is the relativisation away of the the Church’s past authoritative teachings and making an absolute out of a  document lobbied for by haters of the Church and the Gospel--Jules Isaac, B’nai B’rith, AJC, WJC, etc., etc,–and co-written by a rabbi who admitted that he wanted to attack Christians’ souls.

Church should not accept members who deny Vatican II, official says

ROME (CNS) — The Second Vatican Council’s teaching, particularly on Judaism and other religions, is rooted in traditional Christian theology and the Bible, and the Catholic Church should not offer concessions to those who do not accept its teaching, said an Israeli-born Franciscan who serves as a judge on a top Vatican court.

Msgr. David Jaeger, a judge at the Roman Rota, defined as worrying a tendency, “here and there in Catholicism, to look leniently upon stray groups that are marginal but well-publicized who denounce the doctrine of the council, including the declaration ‘Nostra Aetate'” on the relationship of the church to non-Christian religions.

Msgr. Jaeger, who grew up in a Jewish family, spoke about “Nostra Aetate” during a conference on the Second Vatican Council at Rome’s Opus Dei-run Holy Cross University May 3-4.

“While often presented as if it were absolutely new,” he said, the teaching of “Nostra Aetate” “perfectly corresponds to the most ancient intuitions of Christian theology” when it affirms “there can be, and in particular cases, are elements of truth and holiness” in other religions, he said. In addition, the document emphasized that Judaism [the religion which teaches Jesus got what he deserved at Calvary] has a special status, which “already was extensively explained by St. Paul, particularly in the Epistle to the Romans” [a ridiculous falsehood. St. Paul addresses a remnant of Israelites, not the Pharisaic religion of Judaism that revels in responsibility for Jesus’ execution].

The council’s document explained the church’s “doctrine on Judaism, the only religion which, while not knowing Christ, has its origins in biblical revelation, which is why the church does not regard it simply as a ‘non-Christian religion,’ but ascribes to it a unique status,” Msgr. Jaeger said [falsely. Judaism has its origins in the Pharisees and the Mishnah and their making the Bible of no effect].

While recognizing the unique and special relationship between God and the Jewish people, he said, the council did not say say that Judaism was a “parallel path to salvation” and it did not deny that somehow, in the end, all salvation would be accomplished through Christ.

Obviously motivated by the horrors of the Holocaust, but also by centuries of injustices and persecution of Jews “by those who called themselves Christians and believed they therefore could justify their brutality, the declaration took care to severely condemn such conduct and to highlight the complete illegitimacy of supporting it with any reference to Christianity,” he said.

“The proof of Nostra Aetate’s effectiveness is that it seems strange to have to say it today,” the monsignor said.

However, he said, “One must take this occasion to express the deep hope that leniency will be denied” to anyone who does not accept the council’s teaching and “that there will be no being content with fake, quasi-adhesions accompanied by evident verbal and mental reservations to the teaching of the Second Vatican Council in general and to ‘Nostra Aetate’ in particular.”

“In fact,” he said, “the extreme gravity of the counter-witness of those who have, for centuries, abused the name of Christ and the term Christian to persecute and oppress the Jews must never be forgotten or underestimated in any way.”

http://www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/1201832.htm 

Also see:

Opus Pharisaei

Proud Pharisee of the ‘American’ ‘Jewish’ Committee Expects Catholic Submission to AJC Doctrine

September 18, 2011

Rabbi David Rosen, who heads the American Jewish Committee’s interreligious affairs office and is a veteran of Catholic-Jewish dialogue, said he was worried about the Vatican’s gesture [towards the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X] and awaited further clarification.


“If ‘Nostra Aetate’ and ‘Lumen Gentium’ (another Vatican II document) are not considered fundamental doctrines of the Church, and it is possible to question them without challenging the authority of the church, then we (and not just Jewish-Catholic relations) are in for a very rough ride ahead,” he said in an email. (“Jews worried by Vatican gesture to traditionalists,” Nicole Winfield, Associated Press, September 16, 2011)

http://www.sacbee.com/2011/09/16/3916038/jews-worried-by-vatican-gesture.html

Rabbi David Rosen of the ‘American’ ‘Jewish’ Committee wants Catholics to submit to the Vatican II document, Nostra Aetate as if it was “fundamental doctrine of the Church” (on par with the Apostles’ Creed) because the ‘American’ ‘Jewish’ Committee, via Rabbi Abraham Heschel, co-wrote Nostra Aetate HERE.

In keeping with Jesus’ teaching of Matthew 16;6,11-12 to beware the doctrine of the Pharisees, I reject the doctrines of the AJC and Rabbi David Rosen who self-identifies as a proud Pharisee HERE and I pray that every Christian does the same.

Why traffic in storybook depictions?

March 29, 2011

On March 27, 1963 Cardinal Bea HIMSELF met with Rabbis Marc Tanenbaum and Abraham Heschel, representatives of the ‘American’ ‘Jewish’ Committee, in Boston in Cardinal Cushing’s chancery, and discussed what “The Jews” wanted to happen at the Vatican II council. This is very well documented, easily accessed information (e.g. Spiritual Radical, Edward Kaplan). Cardinal Bea then went to the AJC headquarters in New York on March 31, 1963 to further discuss what “The Jews” wanted to happen at the council with President of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, Rabbi Albert G. Minda, Heschel and Tanenbaum (see document and image below). Further, Rabbi Heschel met with Pope Paul VI on the opening day of the third session of the council, Sept 14, 1964, to discuss what “The Jews” wanted to happen at the council. The Pope changed the originally scheduled day to accommodate the rabbi’s religion (it was ‘the Jewish Sabbath’). This is easily sourced, widely available information.

Cardinal Bea and the Pope himself met with Rabbi Heschel who confided to an Israeli reporter that his motive for making outrageous statements about ‘going to Auschwitz rather than convert’ was that he wanted to attack Christian souls. This is a well documented fact. And they made concessions to this hostile figure and the hostile organizations he represented in a Vatican II Council document. There are photographs of Heshel meeting Pope Paul VI in 1971 AFTER Heschel had made this admission of hostile intent which was well known in Rome.

There are photographs of Cardinal Shehan meeting with Zachariah Shuster (of the AJC and one of Malachi Martin’s handlers) to discuss Vatican II; photos of Cardinal Spellman meeting with AJC directors. This barely scratches the surface of well-documented meetings that took place between Judaic organizations and their rabbis and cardinals and even the Pope leading up to Vatican II. There were many, many such meetings and they continue to this day, seemingly on a daily, or at least weekly basis.

Why do ‘traditionalists’ prefer the Malachi Martinesque, storybook version of history about ‘a cold winter night sometime between 1962-63 when Cardinal Bea may have sent a representative to a mysterious meeting in a synagogue basement somewhere in Strasbourg which he neither confirmed or denied took place’? Why is this so much more alluring than the documented facts?

I believe what I’ve been told is true: there is an insufficient love for truth among these people.

Fr. Stephen Schmidt, S. J.; President of the Central Conference of American Rabbis, Rabbi Albert G. Minda; Rabbi Abraham J. Heschel; AJC Director of Interreligious Affairs, Rabbi Marc Tanenbaum with Cardinal Augustin Bea, March 31, 1963, AJC building, 165 E. 56th St., New York City

Pius XII, Bishop Williamson Media Controversies are Theatre for Peasants, No Impediment to ‘Dialogue’

January 22, 2010

For all his insight, the author will not acknowledge that the rabbis bluff when they threaten to withdraw from ‘dialogue’–the vehicle by which their nefarious goals against the Church are advanced–or that the rabbis’ helpers in the establishment press have interests other than selling newspapers.

Exaggerations for Dubious Ends

Edward Pentin – NCR

Friday, January 22, 2010

After a week in which Pope Benedict XVI visited the Great Synagogue of Rome and the Vatican and the Rabbinate of Israel held their regular annual meeting, Catholic-Jewish relations are looking considerably healthy – much more so than it might appear in some of the mass media.

As mentioned in an earlier post, whatever the controversies affecting the dialogue, relations usually continue much as they did before, largely thanks – as the Holy Father noted in his synagogue address – to advances in dialogue emanating from the Second Vatican Council’s declaration Nostra Aetate.

Rabbi David Rosen, director of the American Jewish Committee’s Department for Interreligious Affairs, called the Pope’s visit to Rome’s synagogue “a genuine milestone, putting many fears and suspicions to rest and reinvigorating the historic transformation of this relationship in our times.” He noted what he called a warm, impressive and festive atmosphere which he said was a “public expression of already well established friendships between Catholic and Jewish leadership present.”

Of course, the well trodden controversies over Pius XII, Richard Williamson and the Good Friday prayer of the Traditional Latin Mass have, rightly or wrongly, been of real concern to many Jews. Yet their real impact on dialogue is actually minor. During this week’s bilateral commission between the Vatican and Rabbinate of Israel – a meeting that included a number of very senior Judaic and Church leaders – the dispute over Pius was never raised. More important were the areas the two faiths hold in common.

“These controversies are important for the mass media, but not for our dialogue,” said Father Norbert Hoffman, the Secretary of the Vatican Commission on Religious Relations with Judaism. ”We didn’t talk about the Pius matter at all during this [commission] meeting. Of course this issue exists but it doesn’t exist in the sense that the media think it would be on the table.” He added the final assessment of the delegation of the Chief Rabbinate was that the Pope’s visit to the synagogue was “very successful.”

Earlier this week, the [Judaic advocate of dungeon sentences for non-believers of “Holocaust” dogmas who is located in France], Bernard-Henri Lévy, denounced what he said were media caricatures of Benedict XVI and Pius XII in their dealings with Jews, saying their words and deeds belied their media portrayals.

All of which further points to what many have long suspected: that certain individuals and groups, not only within the mass media but elsewhere, are sadly exaggerating and exploiting Catholic-Jewish differences to suit their own ends, whether it be to sell newspapers or, more seriously, for a variety of nefarious goals directed against the Church.

http://www.ncregister.com/blog/exaggerations_for_dubious_ends/

Another ‘Catholic’ Rabbi Heschel Puff Piece

September 15, 2009

Please offer your well-reasoned comments, here:

The Binding of Isaac

Background on Heschel here:

Vatican II Kabbalist Sage, Rabbi Abraham Heschel: “I Want to Attack Their Souls”

Vatican Cover-Up of Rabbi Heschel Duplicity

More Documentation on AJC Agent, Malachi Martin

Kabbalist Vatican II, “Civil Rights” Change Agent Honored

Vatican Cover-Up of Rabbi Heschel Duplicity

August 15, 2009

Google books has a preview of the Rabbi Abraham Heschel biography Spiritual radical: Abraham Joshua Heschel in America, 1940-1972 by Edward K. Kaplan which I’ve referenced HERE and HERE. Kaplan is a devotee of Heschel and therefore apologetic in his narrative of Heschel’s outrageous duplicity and anti-Christian hostility which should have been the end of the Judeo-Christian ‘dialogue’ fraud. Nevertheless, the facts are there, more than enough to ascertain that the image of the “elder brother” and maintaining ‘dialogue’ trumps the welfare of souls in the Vatican. Pages 266-274 are of the essence:

Spiritual radical: Abraham Joshua Heschel in America, 1940-1972